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I want you to envy me…

Posted in Muslimah PoweR, Precious Possessions, Vaccinations for Dunia on March 30, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

“You should not envy anybody except for two: a man to whom Allaah has given the Qur’aan, so he recites it night and day, so that another man says, ‘If I were given what he has been given I would so the same as he does’; and a man to whom Allaah has given wealth, so he spends it appropriately, and another man says, ‘If I were given what he has been given I would so the same as he does’.” [Reported by al-Bukhaari, 6974]

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Water

Posted in Precious Possessions on March 30, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

Lesson: to be able to be part of something huge, you have to come to its level, decrease your size of ego and possibly lose your previous identity. This is in context of becoming part of anything khayr.

Interesting article on the Duaa of Rasulalah SAW: Water Miracles

Precious Possessions of the Day

Posted in Precious Possessions on March 19, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

…Say “That which Allâh has is better than any amusement or merchandise! And Allâh is the Best of providers.”  [Surah Al Jumua, 62:11]

Do they think that in wealth and children with which We enlarge them. [Surah Al Mominoon,23:55]

We hasten unto them with good things (Naz it is Fitnah (trail) in this worldly life so that they will have no share of good things in the Hereafter)? but they perceive not. (Tafsir At-Qurtubi) [Surah Al Mominoon,23:56] 

Verily! those who live in awe for fear of their Lord;  [Surah Al Mominoon,23:57]

And those who believe in the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of their Lord,  [Surah Al Mominoon,23:58]

And those who join not anyone (in worship) as partners with their Lord;  [Surah Al Mominoon,23:59]

And those who give that (their charity) which they give (and also do other good deeds) with their hearts full of fear (whether their alms and charities, have been accepted or not), because they are sure to return to their Lord (for reckoning). [Surah Al Mominoon,23:60]

It is these who hasten in the good deeds, and they are foremost in them [e.g. offering the compulsory Salât (prayers) in their (early) stated, fixed times and so on].  [Surah Al Mominoon,23:61] 

And We task not any person except according to his capacity, and with Us is a Record which speaks the truth, and they will not be wronged.  [Surah Al Mominoon,23:62]

You will recognise in their faces the brightness of delight. [Surah Al Mutafafifeen, 83:24]

Whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth glorifies Allâh, the King (of everything), the Holy, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. [Surah Al Jumua, 62:1]

Surah Yusuf and The Balanced Plank

Posted in Precious Possessions on March 12, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

He said: “No reproach on you this day, may Allâh forgive you, and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy! [Surah Yusuf, 12:92]

Overjoyed to find this in Surah Yusuf. SubhanAllah. These are the exact words Rasulalah SAW used and these are the words Yusuf AS used, both the most patient ones…the Mohsineen…the Prophets. A treasure indeed are their stories for us and why would’t anyone feel motivated to be like them?

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Other beautiful verses quoting Yaqub AS’s conversation which is so very touching:

He [Ya’qûb (Jacob)] said: “Nay, but your ownselves have beguiled you into something. So patience is most fitting (for me). May be Allâh will bring them (back) all to me. Truly He! only He is All-Knowing, All-Wise.” (83)

And he turned away from them and said: “Alas, my grief for Yûsuf (Joseph)!” And he lost his sight because of the sorrow that he was suppressing. (84)

 They said: “By Allâh! You will never cease remembering Yûsuf (Joseph) until you become weak with old age, or until you be of the dead.” (85)

He said: “I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allâh, and I know from Allâh that which you know not. (86)

“O my sons! Go you and enquire about Yûsuf (Joseph) and his brother, and never give up hope of Allâh’s Mercy. Certainly no one despairs of Allâh’s Mercy, except the people who disbelieve.” (87)

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What I find interesting is that Yaqub AS does express his sorrow like any normal human being but also remembers Allah SWT at the same time. There’s this balance in his attitude. He doesn’t behave as if he has a heart of stone nor does he say anything displeasing when he is upset. SubhanAllah! Often I’ve seen people who think that in Islam it is wrong to feel. And there’s the other extreme in which people just complain and complain heedlessly. These verses show the human side of our beloved Prophet Yaqub AS…the love he had as a father and also the true sign of his Prophethood because of him having Taqwa of Allah SWT in difficult times. In my mind, this is what I can visualize: a plank on a pivot…the plank moves as it is disturbed by an external force…but it balances out as it tries to tip at either side. The two sides with the one on the left being our emotions in times of difficulties and the right side being the Taqwa(fear) of Allah SWT. When the plank is balanced, it brings about this hope in the Mercy of Allah SWT and love towards Him. And the external force can be any calamity/difficulty or even the waswaas from Shayateen. It might be better visualized by those who’ve done tons of Physics calculations on ‘moments’ (clockwise and counterclockwise).

Anyway, that was just a quick thought.

And Allah SWT knows best.

Duaa of Yusuf AS

Posted in Precious Possessions on March 7, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

Allah SWT says that Yusuf (Joseph, peace be upon him) said, which means,
“You are my Wali (Protector, Helper, Supporter, Guardian, etc.) in this world and in the Hereafter, cause me to die as a Muslim (the one submitting to Your Will), and join me with the righteous.” [Surah Yusuf, 12: 101]

 

Running from Sin to a Hub for Sinners

Posted in Precious Possessions on March 3, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

‘Abdi ar-Razzaaq bin Abdi al-Muhsin al-‘Abbaad: Ponder the peculiar way Allaah saves those whom He loves. Prophet Yusuf ran away from sin yet was placed in Jail, a place were people who sin normally end up in!’

-Br. Aboo Thaabit

Duaa and Glorification of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’la

Posted in Precious Possessions on February 28, 2011 by Ibby'sMom